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    Good bike camping sleeping bag for late spring-early fall? (in NY region)

    I was looking at this one. It's extremely light, the price is right, it's down, so it should last forever and pack small... was just a bit concerned about the temp rating, as it's not very warm.

    I'm generally a person who prefers to sleep cool rather than warm, but obviously shivering all night isn't much fun. I'm thinking of the weather we get in the northeast in summer. It can range from cool-ish to very hot...

    My other bag is back home in Canada and is rated to something like zero Kelvin, so i have little experience with 'warm weather' bags...



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    Get a Fleece sleepsack and put it inside as a bag liner and drop another 15℉ in colw weather rating. It'll take it down to 30.
    Quote Originally Posted by robo
    I was looking at this one. It's extremely light, the price is right, it's down, so it should last forever and pack small... was just a bit concerned about the temp rating, as it's not very warm.

    I'm generally a person who prefers to sleep cool rather than warm, but obviously shivering all night isn't much fun. I'm thinking of the weather we get in the northeast in summer. It can range from cool-ish to very hot...

    My other bag is back home in Canada and is rated to something like zero Kelvin, so i have little experience with 'warm weather' bags...



    thanks
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    Yeah, i was thinking of doing that. The same company actually sells a Merino wool liner, which seems like it should add some insulation to the bag.

    Or i could just wear more clothes while i sleep

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    Quote Originally Posted by robo
    Yeah, i was thinking of doing that. The same company actually sells a Merino wool liner, which seems like it should add some insulation to the bag.

    Or i could just wear more clothes while i sleep
    Using a bag liner also reduces the amount of skin oils in the bag itself......just a thought here, but every time you launder a bag, it reduces it's effective insulative qualities a tiny bit, even if you use a "Beater" in the dryer to fluff it. A fleece liner will help eliminate this. When the weather gets warmer, you can use a bag liner made from a twin sheet sewn into a sack.
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    Good tips - thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robo
    Good tips - thanks!
    No problem, this little trick has helped me keep warm winter camping!
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